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[rēd]
(computer science)
To acquire information, usually from some form of storage in a computer.
To convert magnetic spots, characters, or punched holes into electrical impulses.
(electronics)
To generate an output corresponding to the pattern stored in a charge storage tube.

read

To input into the computer from a peripheral device (keyboard, mouse, disk, etc.) or the network. Like reading a book or playing a DVD, reading does not destroy what is read. The term also refers to accessing the contents of memory.

Every Read Is Also a Write
Every transfer of data is a "read" from one location and a "write" to another. Reading a sector in a hard drive means writing that data into memory. When data are copied from one memory area to another, the data are "read out of" one section of RAM and "written into" another part. See write and read/write.
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The "mind-reader who can't read minds", Chris Cox, was undoubtedly the star of the evening.
From telekinesis to jumping great distances to being able to read minds, Harry has a wonderful time trying to figure out which power will appear next.
She was born with the ability to read minds and sense danger.
It stands to reason that a cisplainer must have the ability to read minds. Otherwise, how in the world would they know another person's gender identity?
RED LIGHTS Saturday, Film4, 9pm PREMIERE Ghost-debunkers Sigourney Weaver (above) and Cillian Murphy are wary of discrediting celebrated mystic Robert De Niro, a blind man who claims to read minds. What begins as a conjuring trick between sceptics and psychics, scholars and scoundrels, spirals into the kind of supernatural hokum that blows up in your face.
A computer connected to the headband cannot actually read minds but it can gauge the person's level of mental exertion by measuring the amount of light absorbed by the brain.
No one can read minds so don't try to second- guess what others are thinking, especially when you are feeling down.
For, while everyone was busy watching a former child star shake her scrawny backside, or searching for the perfect combination of croissant and doughnut, Stanford University School of Medicine scientists have discovered a way to read minds.
Other contest honorees explored memory, the support role of brain cells called glia and how science can read minds. Watch the winning videos or submit your own to the 2014 contest at www.bralnfacts.org/bavc.
CHRIS COX: FATAL DISTRACTION Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry, 024 7652 4524, SUNDAY HE'S the mind reader who can't read minds, a comedian and magician who can count Kelly Osbourne, Ricky Gervais and Dannii Minogue among his fans.
"These new employees will focus on areas that span the exploration of new materials to create even smaller transistors, to products that we believe will transform the way that health care and education are delivered, to 'future technologies' that involve augmented reality and computers that can read minds, or at least anticipate your needs," Otellini said.